Dip your favorite veggies or baked pita chips into this yummy homemade hummus! Or use in place of your regular mayo on sandwiches and wraps for some added zing and protein.
Tomato Basil Pizza Hummus is an easy and healthy recipe that doesn’t use Tahini, but does use other familiar hummus ingredients along with a few additional items to take it from traditional to pizza flavored.
Tomato Basil Pizza Hummus – A Versatile Spread or Veggie Dip
This Tomato Basil Pizza Hummus recipe is a versatile spread or dip. A can of chickpeas, tomato sauce, fresh basil leaves, a couple of cloves of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt are all you need to make it. This hummus is a delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-make appetizer or side dish. It’s packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and dozens of vitamins and minerals.
If you’re concerned about your health, hummus is an excellent replacement for foods that contain mayonnaise, ranch, sour cream, or creamy salad dressings. It’s low in calories but still packed with protein, so it’s a great snack or meal replacement. Plus, it pairs well with your favorite veggies and crackers.
Our Tomato Basil Pizza Hummus recipe is also rich in fiber, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. A single serving contains 3.5 grams of fiber, which helps the digestive system function more efficiently. It also contains manganese, zinc, and iron, which are all essential for good health. Each serving of hummus has about 3 grams of protein as well as potassium, vitamin C, Iron, calcium, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
It is important to follow guidelines for your own diet. In general, you should eat around 2,000 calories per day to maintain your weight, but this can vary by age and height as well as the variety of activities you do throughout your day.
How to Eat the Tomato Basil Pizza Hummus
You can pair this hummus with your favorite vegetables, add it to a salad, or even use it as a spread on your favorite sandwich. This would be really delicious in a pepperoni and provolone grilled cheese sandwich, for example.
You can also use the hummus as a base for pizza. Yep, our Tomato Basil Pizza Hummus recipe would also be a fabulous substitute for traditional pizza sauce. To a whole wheat flat bread, spread some of the hummus on the top, then add pepperoni and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese for a snack that will just take this hummus to another level.
We’ve also seen people use this recipe in wraps, and even on toast. Heck, you could even just eat it out of the bowl with a spoon. It’s that good!
To up the nutritional and flavor content, you could add some roasted tomatoes, and drizzle a little extra olive oil and Italian seasoning on top. That’s one of the fun things about playing with hummus recipes – you can doctor them up and add and take away ingredients to your own desired flavors. The possibilities are endless!
We’ve even seen people use chickpeas to create a chocolate hummus that is delicious on apples and strawberries and is so indulgent you might forget it’s healthy. What will you do with your next hummus recipe?
Tomato Basil Pizza Hummus
- 1 15.5 oz. can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
- 1 1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Add chickpeas, tomato sauce, basil, garlic, lemon juice, oil and salt to food processor and blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Serve with baked pita chips or veggies for dipping.